Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans)
The Instant Pot® electric pressure cooker does all the work in this easy recipe for Mexican "charro" beans with onion, cumin, and cilantro.
Make vegetarian beans from dried to refried in less than an hour with the quick-and-easy help of your Instant Pot®.
12.27.16 I used Goya® Cilantro & Tomato Sazon for the the tomato-flavored bouillon, and it really kicked up the flavor. Didn‘t have any salsa on hand (it was optional), but even without it, these beans were delicious, the perfect side kick to just about any Mexican meal. Love this Instant Pot and loved these charro beans! *****UPDATE 7.13.17***** Mashed some of the beans today and layered into some beef enchiladas. I find I'm making this recipe often, it's just so darn good!
I've had a difficult time figuring how how to make vegetarian pinto beans that taste yummy. This hit the mark. I used chipotle chili powder, otherwise stuck with recipe as is. I have a stovetop pressure cooker. Worked perfectly to quick soak beans (boil, then let sit for a hour, then drain) and pressure cook for 45 minutes with slow release. A keeper! Thanks for sharing.
I prepared as directed, but the beans were not totally done even after 8 hours in the crockpot. It really did not have a good flavor - needed more spices.
I make these beans so easy and fast now in my insta pot that I don't even need the recipe anymore. But I must give credit where credit is due! The will always be the recipe I make for beans in my family!!
I made this twice in a week. First was made following directions as written. It was fabulous. My picky adult son dislikes beans but raved about hoping there were leftovers. Second time I made this I added a tablespoon of chili powder (our taste). Both times i made this is added pre-cooked potatoes at the end. They were great and stretched the dish a little. This is a great basic recipe that could be easily modified to your personal preference.
This recipe is fantastic and reminds me of beans made by my family! I used chicken broth instead of the tomato bouillon. I also left out the salsa because I had homemade chile to add when eating. Delicious and easy to make.
This easy recipe for pinto beans requires no soaking! Just pop the beans in your Instant Pot® and let them absorb the bacon and chile pepper flavorings while they cook.